EU Council fails to agree on visa-free travel for Ukraine, Georgia
Some EU member states see a number of problems standing in the way of cancelling visas.
The EU Council ministers have failed to agree on the liberalization of visa regulations for Georgia, Ukraine, Kosovo and Turkey, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
"We discussed the liberalization of visa regulations, having noted the progress reached on all proposals, including by Turkey. However we have not made a decision yet because some EU states see a number of problems standing in the way of their consent. We will continue to work in order to reach agreement on four dossiers (Georgia, Ukraine, Kosovo and Turkey - ed. note) once these countries have implemented all the criteria," Dutch State Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff said at a news conference following the council meeting in Luxembourg on 10 June.
He refused to name the countries which blocked the decision.